“Treat everyone as you would like to be treated yourself.”
That’s the first piece of advice Peter and Kathy Boland – who own Best Western Cattle City Motor Inn in Rockhampton – received when starting out in the hospitality industry many years ago.
Lyn Lewis is a country girl who, after a lengthy stint in the big smoke of Melbourne, is now back where she belongs, though not where she intended.
But that’s ok because Lyn and her husband John love their new life in Victoria’s western districts, where they own and run the Best Western Hamilton Lakeside Motel.
Little did she know at the time but Karen Baldwin had the perfect training for her hospitality career from a very early age.
Her parents were deaf and, as the eldest of four children, Karen was relied on to solve communication issues; translating, liaising, ensuring no misunderstandings, keeping everyone happy.
Betty and Peter Corby have only been in Mittagong since December, but they already feel right at home.
The Southern Highlands town – famous for its gardens – is that kind of place; the people are friendly and it’s beautiful too.
Vicki Rabjohns now runs one of the best properties in the Best Western network but that wasn’t always the case…
It was just before Easter, 1980, when Vicki and three generations of her family – led by patriarch Pop, a 5’ 2” dynamo known as Pee Wee – landed in Goulburn to start a new life running a motel on what was then the Hume Highway, the main route between Sydney and Melbourne.
No two days are the same for Daniel Rosso and that’s what he likes most about his role as General Manager at the Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar near Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD.
The first in our People of Best Western series.
Talk about a transformation. In less than five years Mary and Joseph Sukar have turned what the media had dubbed ‘Heartbreak Motel’ into one of western Sydney’s best properties, evidenced by the outstanding customer reviews the Best Western Casula receives each day.
Travellers who have been lucky to visit Fiji have fallen in love with the natural beauty of the islands and the friendly Fijian people. Now a thriving tourism destination in the South Pacific, more than 750,000 visitors flew, paddled and cruised to Fiji in 2015 to climb mountains, laze by the beachside and stay in luxurious hotels. Sure, you can do that again this year, or you can try one of these five authentic experiences during your next holiday or work trip to Fiji.
Parents, the inevitable has arrived: school holidays start this weekend. But don’t be caught off guard, there’s plenty for the kids to do between now and 5 October.
Here’s our round up of a few activities in Australia and New Zealand that will keep the whole family entertained this spring.